The meeting which was planned by Khalid Abdirahman Hussein, Associate Dean, Students Affairs, Staff Welfare and Environment, Faculty of Computing and ICT, Amoud University was hosted by Edwin Omondi Okech, Dean, Faculty of Computing and ICT, Amoud University and was held at Senate Meeting Hall, Main Campus, Amoud University, Borama. The Chief guest for the event was Prof. Suleiman Ahmed Gulaid, president, Amoud University. The opening speech was delivered by Prof. Mohamed Mohamoud Jama "Derie", Vice President, Students affairs and Community outreach, AU. Dr. Mohamed Muse Jibril, Vice president Academic Affairs, AU also made a special guest appearance and made a few remarks. Among other guests, the faculty hosted Suleiman Hassan Ali, Chief registrar, Amoud university, Yurub Abdirahman Moumin, dean of gender and youth affairs, Abdisamad Egeh Habaneh, Dean, Office of Students Affairs. The dean faculty of computign and ICT was accompanied by Warsame Abokor Sh. Abdi, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs (AA), Faculty of Computing and ICT, Amoud University, Ahmed Abdillahi Sh. Ibrahim, Associate Dean, Examinations and Registration (ER), Faculty of Computing and ICT, Amoud University, and Khalid Abdirahman Hussein, Associate Dean, Students Affairs, Staff Welfare and Environment (SASWE), Faculty of Computing and ICT, Amoud University.
The Faculty of Computing and ICT, Amoud University had registered a total of 274 new students enrolled for Sophomore classes (second year) in various undergraduate programmes offered at the faculty students in the current Academic Year September 2021/ January 2022 since the university re-opened on September 15th, 2021. The orientation covered various aspects of students life at Amoud University in general and also at Faculty of Computing and ICT in particular. Prof. Mohamoud Mohamed Jama congratulated the students for having chosen very good career paths in their various specializations within the discipline of Computing and ICT. He assured them of a bright future if they focus on knowledge and skills acquisition which would help build their technical abilities that would be very instrumental in pushing them to strategic positions of influence in the fast moving techno savvy world of today.
Prof. Suleiman gave the sophomore students an overview of the progress Amoud University had made since its inception. He reminisced the time Amoud University launched undergraduate degree programmes when no other institution was daring enough to believe that such a dream would come to fruition all the way to the establishment of Masters degrees in the year 2016 when again no one expected Amoud University to mount it's own Masters degree programmes. Lastly he also divulged the good news that Amoud University had launched it's first PhD prgrammes which would be home grown and would be done in collaboration with Haramaya university from Ethiopia. Additionally he urged students to maintain discipline for them to succeed in life emphasizing that self discipline was a necessary tool for any serious academician. In conclusion, he added that he would follow up with Dahabshiil group on their recent announcement and undertaking to set up a telecommunications laboratory at Amoud University main campus, whose value had been initially estimated at over 1million$USD (United States Dollars)for the bachelor of telecommunications engineering programme.
The Vice President Academic Affairs on his part took students through the process of how to calculate Grade Point Average (GPA) based on the grades attained by the students for each course. He further reminded the students of the graduation requirements, thereby emphasizing the need for them to hit the road running and not wait for their final year before getting serious with academic work, so as not to risk the failure to graduate.
Dean of gender and youth affairs on her part encouraged all students and urged them to work hard and take up leadership roles, inclusive both male and female students because as they were the youth of today they would take up leadership roles and responsibilities for tomorrow in various positions as life's challenges may bring, but would not be able to make meaningful change unless they led from the front.
The dean, Office of Students Affairs advised students that his door was always open for consultations and for receiving any grievances from the students body. In addition he mentioned various activities that were normally lined up and are conducted at Amoud university as part of extracurricular activities such as field visits, football tournaments and urged all students to prepare well for such activities once their time came, as scheduled by his office.
The Chief Registrar elaborated to the students various examination requirements among them the need to process ID cards because students would not be allowed to sit for examinations without the ID cards.
Sh. Mohamed Bile who also doubles up as the university spiritual leader apart from being the director for Arab and international relations affairs, talked to the students on the need for them to exhibit proper character, behaviour and general etiquette that would make a student from Amoud University to be outstanding among a crowd. He further advised students on the need to share knowledge and work together not only with their peers but also with their lecturers, always making sure they followed rules and regulations for them to maintain law and order, and of course excel.
Tawakal Abdi Ali, Head of Examinations Office, highlighted the types of examinations offered at Amoud University and the times when they would normally be conducted, including re-exams and special exams. He reminded students to consistently check with the faculty administration to ensure that they do not miss the opportunity also to register on time for recourse. Furthermore he cited the two major examinations namely Mid term examinations and Final examinations which were both mandatory at Amoud University as tests that students needed to pay keen attention to, including their format, and weighting of each section of such examination papers.